Waiting

Hi Everyone!

First post! Just wondering what‘s the longest time you’ve had to wait for a watch (outside of actually saving up money)? I don’t mind waiting for a watch (if I know there’s a chance I’ll get it). For me: my Smiths PRS-25 took around 3months to purchase due to Timefactors‘ unique store opening times

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Waiting till September, if not longer, for this watch:

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Don't mind, though.  I kinda feel like half the fun is the anticipation.

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HotWatchChick69

Waiting till September, if not longer, for this watch:

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Don't mind, though.  I kinda feel like half the fun is the anticipation.

@Omeganut I’m on the waitlist for this too - got the email for July delivery - so technically I’ve not waited for it yet! What made you go for it?

Anticipation does play a big role in the hobby!

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Chunghauphoto

@Omeganut I’m on the waitlist for this too - got the email for July delivery - so technically I’ve not waited for it yet! What made you go for it?

Anticipation does play a big role in the hobby!

Oh, awesome!  I've been admiring Baltic for some time now, particularly their GMTs and the Bi-Compax.  However, I already have a couple of GMTs and chronographs, so could never justify the purchase.  

But, I don't have any straight up dress watches, and the MR01 is such a nice 1940's aesthetic that I couldn't resist.

That Smiths, by the way, looks absolutely phenomenal.  That is my next order - I see that the next store opening is a week out!  😀

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I paid in early December for a watch I likely won't get until late March/early April. That's the longest I've waited so far. 

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HotWatchChick69

Oh, awesome!  I've been admiring Baltic for some time now, particularly their GMTs and the Bi-Compax.  However, I already have a couple of GMTs and chronographs, so could never justify the purchase.  

But, I don't have any straight up dress watches, and the MR01 is such a nice 1940's aesthetic that I couldn't resist.

That Smiths, by the way, looks absolutely phenomenal.  That is my next order - I see that the next store opening is a week out!  😀

@Omeganut I really like the Baltic chrono too. They really tick the vintage vibes for me. The design is just different enough for most people to back away from calling them homages (in a negative manner). We’ll have to put the pics up when they arrive!

Thanks re: the Smiths. You’ll be getting the newer model (with the updated clasp and white  Everest text). Good luck with the buying process!

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Backed a Revelot Hexmariner on Kickstarter 18th November and should have it sometime in March.  It's seems a torturously long wait and I can't take much more.😃

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KristianG

I paid in early December for a watch I likely won't get until late March/early April. That's the longest I've waited so far. 

@KristianG Were you a special customer?? I thought the pre-orders didn’t start until Jan?

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Stjarnadm

Backed a Revelot Hexmariner on Kickstarter 18th November and should have it sometime in March.  It's seems a torturously long wait and I can't take much more.😃

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@Stjarnadm Oooh! That bracelet looks really cool!

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Not sure this counts, but here goes...

My cheapest watch ever (retail: £0.79 on amazon) took nearly a year till I got it. Why? I used my office as the delivery address, we had the pandemic lockdown, and only caretakers and technicians were first allowed back.

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I haven't ever looked that closely at smiths before but that is a really impressive offering for the price! I don't blame you for sticking out the wait

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uhrensohn

Not sure this counts, but here goes...

My cheapest watch ever (retail: £0.79 on amazon) took nearly a year till I got it. Why? I used my office as the delivery address, we had the pandemic lockdown, and only caretakers and technicians were first allowed back.

lol! If waiting sharpens the appetite - that must have been a great meal when it arrived! Was it worth the wait??

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Chunghauphoto

@KristianG Were you a special customer?? I thought the pre-orders didn’t start until Jan?

It was for a limited edition form another brand, not the Smiths, or Baltic. 

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rocksinger89

I haven't ever looked that closely at smiths before but that is a really impressive offering for the price! I don't blame you for sticking out the wait

Its a nice 1016-esque watch. Its gone through quite a few iterations since it’s first release: logo/bracelet/clasp/dial changes. Its nice to see brands adjusting/improving their designs to user’s feedback

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KristianG

It was for a limited edition form another brand, not the Smiths, or Baltic. 

Ah I see - my mistake! I hope its worth the wait!!

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I’m currently on the wait list for a Helm Miyako. Probably going to be on it for quite a while.

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